By Jamie MacDonald | Oct. 31, 2014, 4 p.m. (ET)

College football season is well underway and, while there might not be any Team USA athletes on the field, many can be found in the stands or glued to their TVs while cheering for their favorite school. Each week, we take a closer look at a big game through the eyes of Team USA athletes. This week's matchup features a pair of prestigious Pac-12 programs as Stanford University (5-3) travels to face the University of Oregon (7-1) in Eugene. To prepare, we asked proud Oregon alums Ashton Eaton and Cyrus Hostetler, and Ogonna Nnamani Silva, a Stanford alum who married a Stanford football player, who they like in Saturday's game.

Ashton Eaton
@AshtonJEaton

Ashton Eaton
Sport: Track and Field
College/University: University of Oregon
Graduation Year: 2010

What is a game day like at Oregon?

Game day at Oregon is a truly unique experience, largely because of the geography of the campus. The main campus of the university is on the south side of the Willamette River. All the classes, administrative buildings, restaurants, dorms and most student apartments are located here. Autzen Stadium, however, is located on the north side of the river. Tradition holds that everyone is on campus having food, playing music, drinking spirits and, almost as if everyone gets an internal calling, they start walking toward Autzen at the same time.

Just after crossing an intersection is when you start feeling atmosphere. This is where the main mass of people are required to converge into one unit because the road narrows. As you approach the Willamette River bridge, you’re shoulder-to-shoulder within a sea of green, yellow and black. Walking through the bike path after the bridge with the overhanging fall colored trees with your fellow Ducks is a special experience. Then, after the last turn, the tree path opens up, and there is Autzen Stadium, a modern bastion in the middle of an open field.

What is your favorite college football memory?

I was sitting in the student section with all of my friends from track (after taking the walk) and cheering for the Ducks when I turned to see the Duck mascot getting crowd-surfed straight for us. One of my friends, Colin, was surrounded by all our girl friends. When the Duck reached Colin, there was no one within five feet of him because the girls had run aside, leaving him to be crushed under the mascot. We were dying laughing while he and the Duck were struggling to untangle themselves in the stands.

What is your favorite tailgate food?

Burgers, chips, pop and chocolate chip cookies, of course!

Best tailgate memory?

Terry and Dave Taylor are friends of Oregon, athletics and mine. They travel across the country in their gigantic RV following the Ducks and various other sports. It’s hard to beat their setup, food and the company.

Final score prediction?

The score won’t matter, the Ducks will win.

Why do you think the Ducks team will win?

It’s a no-brainer, they are trained by coach Rad!

Ryan Miller

Ogonna Nnamani Silva
Sport: Volleyball
College/University: Stanford University
Graduation Year: 2005

What is your favorite college football memory?

Witnessing my husband Mike Silva (Stanford class of 2006) have one of the best football games I have ever seen by an athlete. Stanford played USC that Saturday afternoon and he sacked Matt Leinart (Heisman Trophy winner) and had some incredible plays on the defensive end, highlighted by an interception. I also really enjoyed spending time with the football players at the training table. I have never laughed so hard in my life. Great times!

Who is/was your favorite college football player?

My husband Mike Silva -- inside linebacker for Stanford from 2002-2006.

What is your favorite tailgate food?

In all honesty, I never knew the world of tailgating existed until after I graduated. I love eating BBQ chicken and bratwursts at tailgates. Mmmm mmm good!

Best tailgate memory?

In my years after graduation, I always love going to Holly and Karl Knapp's (both Stanford class of 1980) tailgates. They are dear friends of ours and we always have a great time and eat delicious food!

Final score prediction?

Stanford 21, Oregon 7. Go Stanford!

Why do you think Stanford will win?

Stanford's defense is looking good this year and I'm hopeful they can step up to the challenge this weekend.

Cyrus Hostetler
@chostetler15

Cyrus Hostetler
Sport: Track and Field
College/University: University of Oregon
Graduation Year: 2010

What is gameday like at Oregon?

College gameday at Oregon is always huge in Eugene, and Stanford is a big rivalry the last few years. Stanford fans are rowdy and travel really well to Oregon, so it's a good combination of Stanford fans to Oregon fans.

What is your favorite college football memory?

In the 2009-10 season, we weren't ranked coming into our game vs. Cal Berkley, and Cal was the No. 6-ranked team in the nation. It was a really sunny, great day at home in Eugene and we destroyed them, 42-3. It led to a great year and we won the Rose Bowl that year. I feel like it has been a huge turning point in Oregon football and has led to a tradition of great football seasons.

Who is/was your favorite college football player?

On the current roster, it is definitely Marcus Mariota. I know him off the field, and he's a nicer guy than he is a good athlete. And that's saying a lot since he's a top pick for the Heisman Trophy.

What is your favorite tailgate food?

Chips and dip. You can't go wrong with chips and dip, and there is always a variety of different kinds.

Final score prediction?

38-24, Ducks win!

Why do you think Oregon will win?

Stanford has beaten us a few times the last decade, so they are a team that always worries me (no matter what we are ranked). But I think the Ducks are gonna really focus this week and be smart and not over estimate them. They know Stanford is good, and the Ducks will bring their A game in order to win.